Aloha! It’s that time again. It’s up to you guys to pick which figure we review next!
Choose A, B or C in the comments!
A. Hot Toys – Kylo Ren
B. Sideshow Collectibles – Deadpool
C. Movie Realization – Boba Fett
Aloha! It’s a been a little bit since our last review. Life has been crazy this past few months with a move and a baby on the way, as well as taking my first official steps into toy design! All good things of course, but sadly they’ve taken a lot of my time and attention away from kicking out the quality reviews you guys and gals have come to expect from RtR.
Believe it or not, I’ve actually written about 10 different, almost complete reviews in my spare time over the past couple months. Toys from 3A, Hot Toys, Acid Rain and a few others have all been met with my critical eye and slathered with my remarks. I just haven’t had time to take the photos/shoot the videos and publish the darn things.
With life showing zero signs of slowing down, I decided I needed to bite the bullet and do whatever it took to find the time to get a new review published! I was so excited to finally have Hot Toys Star-Lord pop up on my front porch last week, I figured if there’s ever a good excuse to stay up into the wee hours just so I can break the wheel, this is it! Continue reading
Nanna nanna nanna nanna.. BATMAN!
That little dity has been running through my head ever since I got in my Hot Toy’s 1966 Classic Batman. He’s infectious. I can hear and see the “BLAM!”, “KA-POW!” and “BOOSH!” onomatopoeia’s popping up in front of my eyes whenever I glance over at him sitting on my shelf.
The review today is actually a pretty big deal to me as it marks my personal first experience with owning a Hot Toys collectible! I’m not sure why the Hot Toys bug has never bitten me before. They do some incredible looking stuff and I’ve always looked admirably at their offerings on Sideshow Collectibles. Perusing through, I always find myself thinking, “That could be really cool to have.”, but then the $200 price tag would flip the safety back on my purchasing trigger finger and I’d close out the tab. It’s not that I’ve never paid $200+ for a toy before, it’s that the Movie Masterpiece subject matter doesn’t generally appeal enough to me to where I felt compelled to.
Well, all that changed at last years San Diego Comic Con when I saw the prototype Batman, Robin and (jaw-droppingly amazing) Batmobile on display at Sideshow Collectible’s booth. I grew up up on Classic Batman and I believe I have a weird obsession with Adam West that’s encouraged even today by his voiced character on Family Guy, Mayor West. There’s something so fun and appealing to the 1966 version of the character that I knew I had to have him.
Robin is apparently shipping out right now as well, but I never really got into Robin. Even at the young age when I used to watch the show I thought it was really weird for him to run around in green underwear. Coincidentally, Batman wearing his underwear outside of his cloths seemed completely normal. Hey, I was a kid. Continue reading
We’re super excited about SDCC 2012! The countdown has it hitting us in the face in just over two weeks! I’m not sure we’re ready.
Crap. Where’d I put my to-do list?
Any-who we wanted to bring you (in no particular order) a quick short-ish list of some of our favorite SDCC 2012 Toy Exclusives. Some of which you can pre-order RIGHT NOW! Some you may have a shot at in the near future and some of which you sadly missed the boat on.
Venture Bros. Brock Samson (Bloody)
Where: Entertainment Earth
Status: available NOW! here!
IDW’s Zombie VS Robot 1/6th Zombs
Price $100 (2 versions. blind)
Where: IDW’s Website
Status: Sold Out 😦
Mike Egan’s Bones
Where: Comic Con 2012
Status: Coming Soon
3A and Valve’s Square Companion
Price : $40
Status: Sold Out 😦
Play Arts Kai and Square Enix – Black and White Batman
Where: Square Enix Website store
Status :Preorder here, now!
NECA’s Evil Dead 2 Ash figure
Kotobukiya/ArtFX and Action Figure Xpress’s Black Widow Covert Ops Bishoujo Statue w/ Hawkeye Mask! Bishoujo Statue
Status: Preorder June 29th. More info here
Kotobukiya’s NON-Attendee X-23 X-Force Version Bishoujo Statue
Status: Already out of stock.. but if you enjoy torturing yourself, read more here.
McFarlane Toy’s Walking Dead Blood Hooded Michonne
Status: info here.
Diamond Select’s Walking Dead Minimates two-pack
Status: Preorder here!
Sideshow Collectible’s Captain America Rescue edition.
Status: On sale July 3rd 2012 here.
Squadt gohst s003 [PLAYGE] by Ferg.
20 figures a day. 125 total.
Status: more info here!
Luke Cheuh’s – Target
Status: Available soon
We only scratched the surface here and there’s sure to be a ton more random toy goodness to talk about once we hit the gates.
See you in San Diego!